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suspect did die when he was hit by a newark police car. we will show you what the scene looks like out here. this is on hawthorne avenue. it's a big crime scene expanding several blocks here in this area. newscopter 7 has been over the scene since very early this morning. now, let's show you what they have. police used tear gas grenades to get the last two suspects to surrender after they barricaded themselves in a house on west runion street. newscopter 7 was overhead. as the suspects surrendered, they were surrounded by officers on the scene and taken into custody. a total of six juveniles were involved. now, this crime wave began with a carjacking at 6:41 this morning. there were several subsequent crimes including a robbery and shooting and in each case the suspects were in the stolen silver jaguar. newark police were in pursuit when they jumped out on hawthorne avenue. one suspect that died was hit
by a newark police car. three others were quickly apprehended and the final two were flushed out of the house. >> right now it looks like they are involved. they have a carjack vehicle they are operating. the same car identity was given out for a shooting and a robbery in and around this area. that is being investigated right now. so -- >> reporter: we also understand that the person, the victim, the victim of the carjacking was also injured. once again, we talked about the fact that a person was running through the scene screaming a family member may have been involved, may have been the victim that was struck by the newark police car. we will follow that this afternoon to find out exactly what has been taking place. a total of six juveniles involved. the person killed when they were hit by the newark police car has not been identified. that is the latest live anthony johnson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, anthony. new at noon, we are hearing from the woman that survived a shocking hit and run caught on
camera in the bronx. a driver backed into her knocking her to the ground. he stepped out to check on her but then drove off. darla miles just spoke to the victim. she is in the mott haven section with that report. darla? >> reporter: that 51-year-old grandmother was crossing the street right here when she was hit. she said the driver stopped, yelled at her then disappeared. >> he got upset at me. said i was backing up, didn't you see me. i said no. he said get up. i told him i couldn't. i was in pain. >> reporter: you would think i'm sorry or are you okay would be the first words spoken by the man that backed into this woman then stopped to get out of his car. >> he got out of the car. i heard him on the phone. he said i hit a woman. i will be right there. then he got in the car and left. at that point i don't know. one of my neighbors told me he left. >> reporter: not only no apologizes, the driver stands
their briefly, appears to wave it off then takes off. this was two weeks ago near jackson and east 149th street in the mott haven section of the bronx as the grandmother of three was preparing to take her oldest grandson to the pool at 10:30 a.m. >> the car was double parked. it wasn't moving at all when i crossed the street. when i crossed, that's when he backed up and hit me. >> reporter: she was struck by the honda on her left side but her right leg took the brunt after the impact through her down on to the hard concrete street. >> i was in shock. i couldn't believe i got hit by a car. i was in shock. i was on the floor crying and i couldn't believe it. >> police put out the surveillance video because they know this is a gray honda. you cannot see the license plate clearly in the surveillance video. if you recognize the driver or that car, call crimestoppers at 1-800-577-tips. reporting live in the mott haven section of the bronx, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news.
>> thank you. now to the late summer scorcher. temperatures are expected to head into the 90s this afternoon making this an official heat wave. toni yates is live in new jersey where there is a call to conserve water. first we go to meteorologist jeff smith. he is in for bill evans and live outside the studio on the upper west side. jeff? >> reporter: i got to tell you, i am in the shade of the abc building. it doesn't feel too bad. temperatures in the middle 80s, basically at the same point they were yesterday. we are inclined to get up to the third day in a row of above 90. check out the temperatures. 84 in the park. 85 newark. we can handle this type of heat. 86 j.f.k. 85 on the island at islip. cooler readings on the east end at montauk. humidity is not terrible. between sticky and uncomfortable. it might try to head back up again tomorrow and into the day on thursday along with the temperatures i think the
warmest day of the week is thursday ahead of a front that will be pushing in by then. one thing to bring your attention to, we have an air quality alert for the entire state of new jersey from 11:00 a.m. today. pollution levels are high. avoid activities where you breath heavily outdoors, strenuous exercise, especially during the hottest time of the day. big bridge of respect smothering the eastern half of the country. that's why we are hot and humid. today up to the low 90s. heading to the beach, closer to the coast, you will stay stuck in the mid-80s. relief there. 83 montauk. 86 belmar and, of course, add in the humidity and it will make it feel like it's between 90 and 95 degrees at times. we will tell you when the relief is coming and how much that means in your full accuweather forecast in a few minutes. david? >> thanks, jeff. the heat and lack of rain is having a consequence. some in new jersey are being
asked to cut back on water usage during the heat wave. united water says the reservoirs have dropped below 50% of capacity. new jersey reporter toni yates has more. toni? >> reporter: you know what, david, united water says this august was the driest august it has seen in a long, long time. you don't even have to climb up the water towers and tap on the tank. we will show you in a second how dry everything is. take a look at that stream. it's very, very low. now, to the video, this is especially what united water is saying. can we please, please, please put the lawns on the back burner for a while, please. the company says it's operating with reservoirs at 45% water capacity and this is what that looks like on the ground. you see how low the water is. and all that lush green is land that is usually under water. this heat wave makes matters much worse in every way possible because we tend to use
more, there is evaporation factor and no rain in the immediate forecast. voluntary conservation efforts. here is what you can do to help right now. >> we would like them to restrict outdoor water usage, stop water lawns for the moment, washing cars outside. and there are other things to do inside the house, pay attention to how long you are showering and make sure you are running the washing machine and dishwasher at full capacity instead of short loads. that will save water, too. but it's the outdoor usage that we are concerned about. >> reporter: very good. voluntary restrictions so they won't have to do mandatory restrictions if every household and every business says, look, we will cut back on the showers, cut back on the lawns. all of that united water says helps immediately. for now live here in norwood, toni yates, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> toni, thank you. a woman who escaped from
police custody has been caught in manhattan. investigators say 23-year-old tiffany neumann was rearrested at a relative's house. she escaped from the nypd and new york presbyterian hospital sunday when an officer stepped away from her to use the bathroom. they took her to the hospital after she claims she was pregnant. originally arrested on theft charges, she faces additional charges. we know that a fast-moving fire in the bronx was started by careless the fire broke out in a garage after 4:00 a.m. it grew to eight alarms in eight minutes tearing through two homes. low water pressure problems made it difficult to battle the flames and keep it from spreading to two adjacent homes. residents say they were jolted awake by screams of fire. >> i woke up, i looked at my --
i looked out the window in the back and i see flames of fire. i had to go outside and run downstairs. >> one firefighter was treated for a minor injury but no residents were hurt. turning to wall street, a new sign of weakness in china's economy. >> i think i will take that. weakness in china's economy has sent global stock markets lower. admit morning the dow was down 300 points. the bad news, the chinese manufacturing index fell to a three-year low. right now the dow is down 16,175. that is 352 points at this time. in new jersey, two former day care center workers are being accused of getting children to fight. union county prosecutors are charging 22-year-old erica kenny of cranford and 28-year- old jenise white from rosedale with endangering the welfare of a child.
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the catholic church teaches that it is a sin that could be grounds for with the pope heading to new york, the mayor's office announced that the pontiff will take part in a procession through central park. the procession will will take part friday september 25th on west drive. you must have tickets to see it. you can enter a ralph through the city -- raffle through the city's web site. and at abc7ny you can find detailed information about public transit information and road closures during the papal visit. another cooling tower has tested positive for the legionnaires bacteria. this time it is in manhattan. it's at the convent of the sacredf heard school on the upper east side. they found the bacteria that causes legionnaires and infected the cooling tower. there are no reports of anyone getting sick from it. they talked about expanding north. now citi bike is heading to parts of upper manhattan. the first stations opened on the upper east and west sides.
this morning we saw people using the new station at 67th and lexington avenue. >> i don't think i used it that much because they were up here. moving forward i will. >> citi bike is probably one of the best things i have done since i have been here. i have been doing it a couple years now. >> up until now, stations only went as high as 59th street. a same-sex marriage show down. a place that is denying the
it's time to get a check on the accuweather forecast. meteorologist jeff smith is in for bill evans. he is outside the studios on the upper west side. jeff, it's another scorcher today. >> i would almost compare it to a low grade fever. nothing too extreme or dangerous but enough to make us feel uncomfortable, especially if you are out exerting yourself during the hottest time of the day which these guys are. as we look to central park and
the sheep meadow, not too bad. the wind is from the east at 5 miles per hour. that will tend to cap off the temperatures, especially at the beaches. the fact that the wind is coming off the cooler waters of the atlantic ocean. if you want natural air- conditioning, relief, head down to the beach and you will get it. high temperatures probably topping off in the middle 80s today. well above average at this hour. the average high for september 1st is 80 degrees. we won't get close to record levels. that record of 97 was set in 1953. the sun setting before 7:30 this evening. the hot and humid weather will persist through thursday. that will be the hottest of the days where we have a chance of getting into the middle 90s. it will feel like the middle 90s thursday. a backdoor cold front moves in from new england and that will provide some relief by friday. still above average but temperatures in the middle 80s for highs by then. 85 islip. 80 the east end at montauk.
cool spot 79 in the higher elevations by montgomery. heat index values are no higher than the air temperatures because humidity is not that bad at this point. a balancing act. we have october like temperatures in the pacific northwest. what that tends to do is pump up the ridge of high pressure in the east opening up the floodgates for heat and humidity. that's why it feels like july out here even though it's the first of september. we will go for the 92 today. could top out at 90, 91 like yesterday. hot and humid tomorrow, 92. warmer thursday, ahead of that front coming in from the north. here is the accuweather forecast for the afternoon. hot and humid with sunshine. up to 92 in the city. mainly 80s at the beaches. if you want relief head to the shore. 75. sunny to partly cloudy. hot and humid tomorrow. highs in the lower 90s. thursday may be the hottest day
ahead of a cold front. we will squeeze out more warmth from the atmosphere and a southwest wind. 94 for the high. there could be a late day shower or thundershower especially north of new york city. it's such a low probability i took it off the graphics here. 84 on friday behind the front clouds and sun. then we warm up over the labor day weekend, last unofficial day of summer labor day. 89. the catch is the humidity won't be too bad. i have a feeling i won't here too many complaints about the holiday weekend turning out that nice. we send it back to you. >> no complaints. >> my take away is head down to the shore right now. >> absolutely. we may not be here the next half hour. a 12-year-old girl turns into a crime fighter. what she did to help police catch a burglar that tried to break in her home.
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faces assault charges because of this. police say alex marquez pushed a student off a rooftop at bridgewater state university at a party earlier yesterday. the woman had been dancing and people on the ground were telling her to jump. her injuries are minor. in massachusetts, a 12-year- old girl caught a suspect breaking into her family's home on her camera. she was home alone when she saw the man in the red shirt trying to get in. she hid in a closet, called 911 then snapped video and a photo of the suspect. police used her images to track down 53-year-old clinton joyce. he is charged with breaking and entering. a police officer is being called a hero after saving a woman from a burning car in texas. the officer saw the car crash on a highway in mesquite. he grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran to help. to get the woman out, he had to get in the burning car. he managed to pull her free with the help of bystanders and they got her out just before,
as you can see, the car engulfed in flames. that's what you call a hero. >> he is a good send. an urgent call to save a baby but looks can be deceiving. police in oakland, california, rush to the scene when they received a report of a baby left in a car seat. officers didn't hesitate to smash the window of the car. that's when they realized it was actually a life like baby doll strapped in the car seat. it's not clear why the doll was in the seat. police have not said if they talked to the owner of the car. they have a bill to fix the mirror -- the window. actor tom hanks is responding to a big social media push by a high school in california to get him to come to homecoming. students chose tom hanks movies as the them for their event on october 8th.
yesterday hanks replied to their online appeal by tweeting gear up. i'm working on something for the festivities. hanks. >> just another reason for me to like tom hanks. >> a lot of reasons to like that man, indeed. much more ahead in the next half hour. shocking allegations against two-day care workers accused of abusing children. new details ahead in a live report. a bizarre crime at a new jersey home. a man accused of forcing his way to kiss a teenager. show down over gay marriage in kentucky. a clerk denying marriage
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we continue to follow breaking news. a deadly carjacking in new jersey. six suspects stole a car in barricaded themselves in a home. police used flash grenades to get them to surrender. five suspects are in custody and they may be connected to other robberies in the area. surveillance video shows a driver backing into a grandmother in the mott haven section of the bronx. the woman told us he got out of the car, asked if she was okay, told her to get up then left. now police are searching for
that man. >> if we hit 90 today, it will be an official heat wave. meteorologist jeff smith will have a look at the exclusive forecast in a few minutes. hello, i'm shirleen allicot. >> i'm david novarro. new details this hour about two- day care workers accused of abusing children on long island. >> the pair worked in an infant room at the side by side child care center. they care for as 4 months old. kristin thorne is live with more on the shocking allegations. >> reporter: shirleen, it april mears that side by side child care is open. we have seen people inside and children inside. no one will come to the door when we knock. we haven't seen people coming in and out. police say two workers were arrested for force feeding children and allegedly pushing them and slamming them to the ground. these are the two workers who have been arrested.
33-year-old kathleen culver and 23-year-old sarah dawber. police aren't saying how they became aware of the allegations but they say in one instance,ing these women allegedly force fed an 18-month- old child until he or she vomited. when detectives arrested culver and dawber last week, they were tending to children ranging from 4 months to 18 months. both culver and dawber are employed at teachers. meryl tish says she is disturbed by the allegations. >> these are allegations and, you know, everyone is entitled events. if it turns out that there is any truth to this, it would be deeply disturbing. >> reporter: the new york state office of children and family services is still continuing their investigation into this meanwhile, detectives in southampton are asking anyone
that has a child who goes here or used to go here and they have concerns about the facility to please give them a call. live in southampton, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. new at noon, police in new jersey are looking for help finding someone in a sexual assault case. they say a 15-year-old boy was alone at his home in wayne on august 18th when someone, the person in this picture, knocked on the front door. the teenager says which he answered the door, the man forced his way inside and tried to kiss him and take off his clothes. he fought the man off and he left in an extended cab pickup truck. now a deadly police shooting. an unarmed texas man shot and killed. it appears his hands were in the air. video. marci gonzales is here with why the sheriff's department is marci? >> reporter: they are upset the video was released. they claim the man was resisting arrest, that officers tried using nonlethal force to
subdue him before they opened fire but it doesn't fully explain what you are about to see. this video raising serious questions in san antonio. two sheriff's deputies shown shooting and killing a man who appears to have his hands up. >> he put his hands in the air and shot him twice. >> reporter: michael thomas capturing it and selling it to an abc affiliate. it shows the moments after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call friday. you see gilbert florez running out of the home. inside investigators say he may have been injured an 18-month- old girl and a woman. he seems to evade the officers. a pole blocks the view of one of his arms, the other raised before deputies fire multiple shots. >> they just shot that man, brow. >> for the next three minutes officers appear to leave him on the ground before an ambulance arrives. the sheriff's office blasting
ksap for airing the video saying the department received death threats as a result. >> certainly what is in the video is a cause for concern but it's important to let the investigation go through its course. >> the district attorney is investigating looking closely at this and one other video that reportedly shows a closer clearer view. >> this is a unique situation where we have the shooting on video. that gives us a different perspective. >> reporter: the justice department is monitoring the investigation. meanwhile the two deputies who have been with the department more than 10 years are on paid leave. a funeral will be held for the tv news photographer killed during a live news broadcast. last night adam ward's wake. the family asked for people to wear his favorite school colors. tributes continue for a
rising broadway star that died in an accidental fall over the weekend. kyle jean-baptiste was the first african-american to play the role of jean valjean in les miserables. lights will dim in his memory. yesterday they sang songs in central park in his honor. the mta is testing out bicycle racks that run between staten island and bay ridge brooklyn. the tracks will be fixed to the front of s 53 and s 93 buses starting september 6th. each can fit two bicycles. bicycles themselves. if testing goes well, they will >> great idea. let's turn to meteorologist jeff smith in for bill evans. looking at? developing. on the shore, temperatures will
not get above the middle to upper 80s. islip and belmar. you get the wind off the cool waters of the atlantic. the east wind is a land breeze across long island into new york city. i think we have the shot of the low 90s here as indicated on the 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon before the temperatures tail off into the lower 80s before sunset. the full forecast later in the half hour. back to you guys. >> thanks. the gay marriage battle in kentucky taking another turn. a clerk continued to deny marriage license to gay couples even though the supreme court told her she must issue the licenses. what happens next. >> plus, two high school football players hurt on the practice field. why officials believe drugs may
new at noon a kentucky clerk defies court order to issue same sex licenses to two couples this morning claiming she did so under the authority of god. in a statement just issued, she intends to continue to serve there despite the u.s. supreme court refusing yesterday to hear her appeal of a federal order to issue licenses. >> you know, they have an
injunction from a federal judge that is point less. no one can force her to do her job. she can continue to deny us and treat us like second class citizens. >> davis and her deputy have federal court thursday. they could be fined or jailed for contempt in court. she insists her religious beliefs prohibit her from issuing the licenses. the family kate steinly's parents want justice after the sent where their daughter was shot in the back on a san francisco pier. among those named in the suit, u.s. bureau of land management. the gun used by francisco sanchez was stolen from an agent's car. also named the sheriff who released sanchez from jail despite a request from immigration officials say he be -- that he be turned over.
>> we don't need them here, violent felons. >> sanchez was previously deported from the u.s. five times has pled not guilty. police in california are investigating whether drugs played a role in the collapse players. one is in critical condition following a high impact blow to the head and a brain injury. the second suffered a concussion and nerve damage to his neck. they suspect the boys took adderall to boost their focus on the game. one of the classmates has been arrested on narcotics charges. >> overnight the state department released the largest batch yet of e-mails from former secretary of state hillary clinton's private e- mail server. the vast majority deal with phone messages, schedules and articles as well as notes from chelsea. her and her aides discussed protecting information outside of the government's security messaging system. about 125 pages are deemed classified so they were not made public. on the republican side, new
poll numbers showing presidential candidate dr. ben carson neck and neck with donald trump in iowa. that is boosting his confidence. carson says the race to the white house is a sprint, not a marathon so people will get to know exactly who he is over time. a nightmare in the air. a couple survives a fiery plane crash. >> i was shocked at being inside a fireball. >> how the pilot's quick thinking saved their lives. a road trip for the ages.
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>> 911, what is your emergency. >> an airplane is going down. >> how many souls on board? >> two souls on board. >> they were flying off to see their daughter when the single- engine plane experienced mechanical issues. >> when we landed there were flames. he reached over to me. >> i was shocked being inside a fireball. >> he is a former pilot for the canadian military, former chief operating officer for spirit airlines and works now for airbus and knew just what to do. >> his actions totally heroic holding his wife's hand every step of the way. >> he said get in the canal. >> we found ourselves in the canal. that was good. we are in pain. then tonya said are there alligators in here. >> no, not at that moment. >> reporter: the doctor says mackenzie was badly burned but will make a full recovery. sonia has a solo flying lesson
scheduled for next week and she plans to be there despite the fact that her husband is celebrating his 53rd birthday in the hospital. >> i keep reflecting what would have happened if i didn't get sonja out. that's the piece i keep going over and over in my head. >> a birthday this family will never forget. david wright, abc news, new york. >> it's safe to say she picked the perfect husband. >> he's a winner. talk about dedication, a family from argentina are driving all the way to philadelphia to see pope francis on his upcoming visit. >> talk about a road trip. it took them from bun necessary aires across 13 latin american countries. they made the trip in a volkswagen bus. they cross into the u.s. the first time sunday and drive through the south to pennsylvania. the family plans to visit new york city and then fly back
toll argentina and ship the bug back that way. pope francis arrives in the u.s. tuesday, september 22nd. eyewitness news will be with the pope during his visits to washington, new york and philadelphia. you can find tickets at abc7ny. >> the pope is bigger than any rock star i have heard of. people traveling far and wide to see him. time for a check on the forecast. jeff smith is outside the studios on the upper west side. >> the atmosphere doing what it can to give us relief. some fair-weather clouds are popping up giving us shade and a wind from the east. so, unlike a west wind down sloping off the hills of new jersey and really baking us, we are getting a wind off the atlantic ocean for some areas providing relief. a live look to central park. 84 degrees. mainly sunny skies out there. the wind coming in from the east at 5 miles per hour. east facing shores will stand to benefit the most from that wind. we are talking down the jersey
shore where you are in the low 80s. 86 at j.f.k. one of the warmer readings. belmar, 82. the east wind will really cause temperatures to stop rising when you get to 85 or 86. dew points are notre i believe. they are between sticky and uncomfortable. if anything they will rise tomorrow into the day on thursday. the heat index values will go up. we have air quality alert in effect until 11:00 p.m. for much of the state of new jersey. pretty nasty pollution out there is what we are saying. avoid any type of strenuous activity during the hottest time of the day. big ridge of high pressure over the eastern two thirds of the country. that means you get a broad southwesterly flow and heat and humidity, case in point this afternoon. we can squeak past the 90- degree mark. shore lines of long island, new
jersey, you will stop rising when you get in the middle 80s. west of new york city in the low 90s. 75 in midtown tonight. a lot of 60s north and west. the heat index values, combining the heat and humidity, this is what it feels like. 90 to 95 from the city points south and west. heading to the shore, eastern parts of long island, it will feel like the low to mid-80s. tomorrow is a different story because we will have a wind from a different direction, from the southwest which is a land breeze for much of the area. that means even right down to the shoreline it will feel like it's 90 to 95 during the afternoon. speaking of the shore, heading to the beach, the wind switching to the sea breeze about 5 miles per hour. waves 1 to 3 feet. water temperatures 73 to 78 at the new york city beaches. down the jersey shore 75 degrees. the rip current risk is low. accuweather seven-day forecast, 92 today. 92 tomorrow. warmest day is probably
thursday, 94 ahead of a cold front. warmth and humidity gets squeezed up. there could be a shower or thunderstorm late thursday, thursday night with a backdoor cold front. knows as hot friday, 84 then warms up over the labor day weekend. but without much in the way of humidity. we are up near 90 the last unofficial day of summer on labor day. lee goldberg has an update on "eyewitness news first at 4:00." we will send it back to you. >> jeff, thanks a lot. >> all right. netflix is about to lose thousands of films including the "hunger games" and transformer movies. the purge comes as netflix decided not to renew a one billion dollar deal with movie distributor especially picks. they are -- epix. they want to focus on exclusive content. hulu said it will pick up the movies. another change at might be donald. this is coming to the eric
here is what is coming up later on eyewitness news. every 4th grader in the country getting to do something special beginning today. plus, a smaller version of the s.u.v. "consumer reports" looks at the performance and price tags of these more compact vehicles. marcus solis is with students who will go to meet the pope and today they are doing a project. they will tell the pontiff about it.
see what they are doing tonight at "first at 4:00". new zealanders are about to choose a new flag. mixed. new zealand will vote for the favorite in a referendum later this year. they may keep what they have. many believe the choices are in their words a little on the boring side. >> i was trying to decide but -- . >> don't have a favorite yet. >> no. getting hitched in vegas doesn't sound as good to love birds as it used to. the number dropped 37% the last decade. the famed grace land wedding chapel says there is a consistent drop since 2004. it blames the economy for this. the clark county clerk says vegas weddings don't carry old world hollywood glam ernie more. >> i have it from a good source that the only place to really get married is some glamorous location in europe. do did it, go and do it--
>> not city hall. >> city hall can sometimes be glamorous. >> that will do it for this edition of eyewitness news. hope you have a great afternoon. i'm david novarro. >> i'm shirleen allicot. make sure you are back for "eyewitness news first at 4:00". a nice day out there. >> pretty warm. up near 90.